Yarrow, Golden Parker (Achillea Filipendulina Parker) - 200 Seeds

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Golden Yarrow (Achillea Filipendulina Parker) - 200 Seeds

•American grown seeds
•Bee Friendly
•Butterfly Friendly
•Hummingbird Friendly

Readily established from Yarrow seeds, Achillea Parker is an upright, clump-forming perennial which is noted for its deeply-dissected, fern-like, aromatic, grayish-green foliage. It is also known for its tiny, long-lasting, bright golden flowers which appear in dense, flattened clusters that can measure up to 4 inches across. It sometimes is referred to as Fernleaf Yarrow. Yarrow flowers bloom throughout the summer and fall on stiff, erect stems reaching 36 - 48 inches in height. The Yarrow herb was important throughout the centuries as a medicinal herb. Many people grew the herb seeds for a plant that was useful in the treatment of wounds. Achillea Yarrow grows best in lean soils with dry to medium moisture that are well-drained. Yarrow plants like positions in full sun and protected from strong winds. Yarrow makes excellent cut flowers. They also dry well for crafts and dried flower arrangement. To dry Yarrow, hang it upside down in a dry, dark, well-ventilated place. The foliage retains it's somewhat spicy aroma even once it is dried.

Medicinal Properties:
Yarrow is a well-known diaphoretic herb which has long been used to reduce fevers and clear up congestion colds, flu, and other upper respiratory infections. It is also an excellent herb for cleansing programs, for which 2-3 dropperfuls of the tincture are added to hot water or cleansing teas and used in conjunction with saunas and sweating therapy. When used cold, the herb has the ability to clear heat and toxins, especially nitrogenous waste products from the body through the urine. As a bitter tonic, it is used for lack of appetite, general debility, and convalescence. Yarrow helps regulate blood flow throughout the body, and coupled with its antiinflammatory action, it can relieve pain from arthritis and rheumatism. As a blood mover, it is also indicated for menstrual irregularities, such as sluggish or painful menses, delayed menstruation, and painful and heavy periods, having a mild pain-relieving effect as well as helping to remove blood congestion. It helps relieve spasms and inflammation and is sometimes helpful for irritable bowel complaints, colic, and intestinal and uterine cramps. Yarrow root is chewed to alleviate toothache.

Planting Instructions:
Sow Yarrow seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before frost season ends. Use starter trays or small pots. Press the herb seeds into the soil but do not cover. Light aids germination, so sow shallowly. Keep Achillea seeds moist until germination. Or, after frost danger has passed, directly sow Yarrow flower seeds outdoors in prepared soil. Press seed into the soil and space 30 inches apart.

Season: Perennial
USDA Zones: 3-10
Height: 36-48 inches
Bloom Season: Summer and fall
Average Germ Time: 14-21 days
Light Required: Full sun
Watering: Keep moist
Seeds per Plant: 8-10
Plant Spacing: 30 inches

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